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12 Casualties as Monsoon Touches Maharashtra

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Panaji: A man wades through water logged streets of Panaji after pre monsoon showers lashed the city on May 31, 2017. (Photo: IANS) by .
Panaji: A man wades through water logged streets of Panaji after pre monsoon showers lashed the city on May 31, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

Monsoon touched Maharashtra hard this year. Taking vigorous turns, Mumbai lost lives in the heavy pours last night. According to the Skymet weather report, next 2 to 3 days will be heavy on the state….reports Asian Lite News

Maharashtra witnessed it’s first heavy rainfall of the year, taking several lives. With heavy lightning and thunder for almost two hours, the city also suffered through heavy water logging. According to the weather reports the next hours can be severe for the city.

Panaji: A man wades through water logged streets of Panaji after pre monsoon showers lashed the city on May 31, 2017. (Photo: IANS) by .
(Photo: IANS)

Torrential rain lashed large parts of Maharashtra and Mumbai on Saturday claiming at least 12 lives, even as the monsoon progressed normally over the state and the weather department forecast heavy rain over the next 48 hours.

Providing succour from the blistering heat, many areas of the state including coastal Konkan, Mumbai, northern, western and eastern Maharashtra were lashed by a downpour accompanied with thunder and lightning till almost daybreak since 1 a.m.

Low-lying areas in some cities experienced water-logging as gutters and storm water drains were flooded in a short time and water gushed out onto the streets.

At least 12 persons have lost their lives in different parts of the state since midnight in what is described as pre-monsoon rain.

Four people were killed and eight injured in Gadchiroli, three died in Nanded, two in Latur and one in Nashik when they were struck by lightning in the early hours on Saturday.

A boy, 10, was washed away when he was on his way to school and was trying to cross a small bridge over a heavily flooded drain Nevasa, Ahmednagar.

An IT engineer Yogesh Kurle was electrocuted when he accidentally touched a live wire near Murbad in Thane district, while another person was seriously injured.

The IMD Mumbai has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over the Konkan belt, north and south central Maharashtra, with heavy rain in Marathwada and central Maharashtra.

Since last night, the highest rainfall of nine cms was recorded in Palghar, in north Konkan followed by eight cms in Sindhudurg’s Malvan, with Mumbai recording an average of 3.59 cms rain in the past 24 hours.

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